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Profits of Doom

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Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres. Mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations are invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar.Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia to witness the reality of this largely hidden world of privatised detention centres, the cost of cheap clothing manufacturing and militarised private security. Who is involved and why? Can it be stopped? What are the alternatives in a globalised world? Profits of Doom challenges the fundamentals of our unsustainable way of life and the money-making imperatives driving it.Endorsements for Profits of Doom-'In Australia, so often bereft of voices of dissent and courage, Antony Loewenstein's tenacious work stands out. Profits of Doom is a journey into a world of mutated economics and corrupt politics that we ignore at our peril.' - John Pilger, independent investigativeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 129 x 197 x 22mm | 296g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 0522866824
  • 9780522866827
  • 1,680,249

About Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, blogger, photographer and documentarian. He is the author of two bestselling books, My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution, co-author of For God's Sake, co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism and has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, Haaretz and other prominent publications. He appears on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ABC and many other media outlets. He is a Research Associate at the University of Technology's Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.show more